Monitor

Yes, you can achieve high performance without high powered electronics. Experience superior sound, even with moderate electronics, when you build a music or theater audio system with the new Monitor Series by Polk. Highly efficient construction, using high quality materials like reinforced MDF and Dynamic Balance® tuned drivers, allows your Monitor speakers to deliver dynamic mids, detailed highs, and thrillingly deep bass. Monitor is the classic Polk speaker, with a pedigree of unmatched critical acclaim. So even if you’re on a budget, you can still experience the joy of great audio. Listen again, to the Monitor!

Incredible Sound Affordable Price

Monitor! The name itself means audio. And the Monitor is pure Polk. The original mid-70s era Polk Monitor Series ushered in the modern loudspeaker era. It set a new standard for performance and value with sturdy construction, accurate sound and powerful bass.

Today’s third generation Monitor Series remains true to its roots, with authentic high performance at a reasonable price. Build a complete home theater system of matched Monitors. The series features speaker sizes that fit any sized room, from a small den to a large rec-room. Timbre-matched center channel speakers deliver sharp detail and wide soundstaging when matched with bookshelf or floorstanding front stage speakers. Monitor Series lets you build a top-shelf stereo system with moderate electronics, and still experience the depth and detail of high performance audio that doesn’t break the bank. 

With a great look, great choices, and superior performance specs, the Monitor Series is a classic, and a great introduction to high performance sound.

Technology & Features

Dynamic Balance Design Technology

Dynamic Balance is our patented advanced analysis of a speaker’s entire electro-acoustic and mechanical system. It helps us select better materials and more efficient geometry. With this kind of deep analysis, we can pinpoint and eliminate performance-robbing anomalies before they become a part of the finished product. Dynamic Balance composite driver materials in the speakers of the Monitor Series are specially tuned to produce a flat, uncolored frequency response. This true transparency reveals a wide dynamic range, with sharp details, and no hint of strain.

Silk/Polymer Composite Tweeters

Silk/Polymer Composite dome tweeters, with compact, powerful neodymium magnet structures, more efficiently deliver clear, detailed highs, without fatigue, even at high volume.

Polymer Composite Cones

Durable, efficient, and tuned with our Dynamic Balance process, our polymer composite cone material produces smooth, natural sound. Exceptional damping guarantees high efficiency, excellent bass and low distortion.

High Build Quality

Heavy-duty, all-MDF enclosure construction, with solid 3/4" thick baffles, is non-resonant, ensuring crisp, lifelike sound. Tower models feature additional front to-back and side-to-side internal bracing for further reduced resonance.

Efficient Bass Porting

The Monitor's built-in bass port is flared to minimize turbulence, extending low frequency response for more full-bodied deep bass.

High Efficiency Power Handling

Speakers in the new Monitor 3 Series are designed to be driven well by even the most modestly-powered amplifier or receiver. So you don’t have to be a techie, a power hog, or an audio pro to achieve great sound that’s spacious and clear, warm and realistic.

Timbre-Matched Versatility

The speakers in the Monitor 3 Series are timbre-matched to other Polk Monitor loudspeakers, so you can mix-and-match them to build or add to existing systems, and always experience seamless, realistic blending between speakers.

5-Way Binding Post Connectors

Metal 5-way professional binding post connectors give you maximum signal transfer and the most secure connections.

Adjustable Footing

Floorstanding Monitor Series models feature fat non-skid leveling feet or carpet spikes, for stability on any type of floor. More stability equals more efficiency; less energy wasted, and better performance.